Arts & Neuroscience
Neurodegenerative Disease (e.g. MS, Parkinson's disease)
Individuals with PD often report functional impairments related to loss of fine motor control. Rhythm based interventions have been shown to be effective for improving motor control in a variety of populations, but a majority have focused on gross motor outcomes. This presentation will discuss a pilot study protocol and the clinical uses of Neurologic Music Therapy for fine motor rehabilitation with the PD population. The principal investigator will discuss the use of MEG technology for evaluating rhythm-based interventions and the clinician researchers will present research subject feedback and the role of the study in the larger PD community.